Be a Reconciling Leader

By our baptism, we all are called to reconcile ourselves to God and to each other. The ministry of reconciliation is at the heart of being a Christian. Is God calling you to be a leader in that ministry?

The Community Action Partnership of Riverside County will offer Basic Mediation Training for the 2017-2018 Program year from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays, October 21 & 28 and November 4, 2017 in Riverside, and March 10, 17, and 24, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs.

The training consists of a 25-hour interactive course plus several sessions of court mediation training to meet the minimum requirement of the State of California Dispute Resolution Programs Act of 1986. It provides mediation certification at the completion of the course and classes are on Saturdays. Training goals include but are not limited to various models of mediation, the art of neutral observation, skills to negotiate collaboratively, conflict management styles, communication strategies and valuable intervention skills.

Professionals as well as community members from all walks of life have found the training meaningful and extremely useful in both their professional and personal life. The training allows participants to view and welcome conflict as a learning experience rather than as a distressing situation.

The training is led by Dr. Fred Jandt, who has over 30 years of experience in the mediation field.

If you’re interested in taking this class for the purpose of establishing a mediation ministry at St. Margaret’s, please download this registration form and submit it with your payment to the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (not St. Margaret’s), and discuss your ideas about a St. Margaret’s ministry with Lane or Deb.

Questions about the training should be directed to Olga Sanchez, MPA, CCAP; Senior Community Program Specialist at 951-955-9389.

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